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  • Youth In Technology For Community Development
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  • Content: Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF): YLDF Vision and Mission. YLDF Vision and Mission. YLDF Objectives. YLDF Objectives. YLDF Centers. YLDF Centers. Youth in Technology For community Development(YIT): Problem & Justification. Goal and Objectives. Research Phase. Research Results. Research Recommendation. YIT Website. Training Delivery. Internship in The NGOs.
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  • YLDF Vision & Mission HomeHome Back NextBackNext
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  • Youth Leadership Development Foundation Vision: A Yemen in which skilled, well qualified and active young women and men play leadership roles in all domains of society enabling Yemenis to contribute to a better world. Mission: To increase youth participation in social, political and economic aspects of society especially through education in vocational, communication, leadership and life skills in response to the needs of the community and the labor market locally, regionally and internationally. HomeHome Back NextBackNext
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  • YLDF Objectives HomeHome Back NextBackNext
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  • YLDF Objectives: 1. Youth Skills improved in different fields, especially for women and underprivileged. 2. Ability of youth to take a leadership role improved, particularly women and underprivileged. 3. Access of youth, particularly young women and underprivileged to participation opportunities increased. 4. Information and data related to youth situation improved and accessible. 5. Networking of Yemeni youth locally, regionally and internationally activated. 6. Awareness by society and decision makers of the importance and situation of youth expanded, leading for better situation for youth. HomeHome Back NextBackNext
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  • YLDF Centers HomeHome Back NextBackNext
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  • YLDF Centers: Youth Economic Development Center (YEDC) A Yemeni youth (female and male) which is economically secure and socially established and thus able to participate in all domains of economic life in which merit and attitude transcend social status and gender. HomeHome Back NextBackNext
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  • YLDF Centers: Girls World Communication Center (YEDC). Each Yemeni household has at least one strong, self-determined girl or woman who owns an arsenal of knowledge, skills and values, and who is able to participate in all domains of the public sphere equally with males regardless of their social class or economic status. HomeHome Back NextBackNext
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  • Youth in Technology For community Development(YIT)
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  • First: Problem & Justification.
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  • Most of young Yemeni ICTs: 1. lack self confidence of their ability to effectively exploit professional IT tools and applications; 2. do not know how to market their IT skills and ideas. 3. face competition from big and international ICT companies; 4. do not have market experience that is required by most employers. Therefore, they dont easily get the opportunity to prove their abilities in the marketplace.
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  • Gender Concerns 1. lack of on-the-job training 2. lack of job placement associations 3. lack of suitable environment for women 4. low level of trust by employers in women's ability to perform technical work 5. lack of women role models in the IT market
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  • Yemeni NGOs: The delay of the adoption of ICT by NGOs could be due to the following reasons: 1.NGOs dont realize the impact of ICT on their day to day work activities; 2.NGOs dont have the capacity to deal with new technology tools; 3.NGOs dont have the funding required to purchase tools from international vendors; 4.NGOs dont have sufficient trust in young Yemeni IT professionals to develop and implement the required tools for their operations.
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  • How to Contribute in Solving the Problem!?
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  • Youth In Technology for Community Development In partnership between Youth Leadership Development Foundation & International Development Research Center
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  • Research Overall Objective: To enhance the utilization of ICT in development in Yemen through IT graduates and NGOs.
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  • Program Specific Objectives Enhance the linkages between ICT market needs and university curriculum Identify the factors and difficulties hindering the participation of females ICT graduate in the job market. Increase the marketability of Yemeni graduates (particularly females) in ICT Increase the adoption of ICT by local community organizations in Yemen
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  • Research Results Main findings
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  • ICT majors in Yemen involve a number of programs. ICT majors through 4-5 years programs in the university of Sana'a and graduates are granted BSc in ICT in the |Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Automated Computer and Information System ICT majors in 4 years programs in private universities: Science and technology, Saba, and others where graduates get BSc in ICT. ICT majors in the Community College with two qualifications; a three-year diploma program and a four-year Bachelor program. Graduated go to the labor market as ICT specialists.
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  • ICT majors in Yemen involve a number of programs. Difficulties face ICT students include insufficient practical applications or practice exacerbated with old and un-updated curriculum in almost all ICT programs in the academic institutions. There is not any coordination between labor market and universities to share the process of improving its curricula and practical part, supporting talented and distinguished students or supporting graduation projects and summer training programs. Most of the final year's students do not know what is needed in the labor market (job's requirements). They have no information on where to search for vacant jobs and they rely on family, friends support as well as mediation to get jobs.
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  • ICT labor market There is not any coordination between the academic institutions and the Labor market to create accordance between supply and demand of ICT specialists to improve the graduates' employability and capacity to search for jobs. Also, there is no a follow up or trace system to see the extent to which graduates from these institutions opportunities in local market needs. In other word to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of its ICT programs in job creation.
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  • ICT labor market Government civil service cannot absorb all the graduates but at the same time there are not any solid strategies to activate the role of the private sector to upgrade its absorbing capacity and of fulfilling its demands through educational and training institutions. Human resources and employment offices in both the government sector and the private sector do not provide information for graduates what jobs opportunities and where. Partly this is due the lack of ICT marketing policies and the lack of a labor market information system.
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  • ICT labor market There are high numbers of graduates from academic institutions but with limited chances of ICT jobs in the labor market every year. There is an information gap between labor market demands and strategic vision of ITC education and training. Private institute are in a better situation than the academic educational institutions as they provide learning and training opportunities that fill part of the gap due to its administration flexibility in terms of developing most update the current gap through training programs and to their ability to market these program to employers and institutions.
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  • ICT labor market Fresh graduates expressed their essential need to get focused training on specific skills in ICT combined with some none-technical human development skills and English language. The supply of highly skilled employees with ICT specific skills remains low relative to demand. Add to this, the job training provided by employers is insufficient or rarely provided. Therefore, private training institutes or NGOs training programs depend on their assessment and prediction (not systematic process) to what is needed in the labor market and then translated it into tailored programs.
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  • ICT labor market Lack of professionalism in terms of skills such as being knowledgeable of their field, updated, possessing other non-technical skills such as management skills and personal skills was highly indicated by many employers as one of the biggest frustration faced with Yemeni ICT employees.
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  • Gender ICT female employees were found to prefer isolated work environment in offices as they do not prefer to work in the field or in workshops (maintenance work or program equipments installation, etc. Such places are gender unfriendly (mixed environment). Female ICT employees prefer to work on ordinary office work that requires use of basic Microsoft skills or programming, due to the way women are treated in such a patriarchal community. Even in the college where co-education is offered, female students suffer of being marginalized and given less attention by lecturers and faculties.
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  • Civil society and ICT in Yemen NG